This year the Legion presented a virtual Poppy Drop on the Peace Tower and Center Block of our Parliament Building. 117000 poppies are in the display each representing one of Canada's fallen.
I love poppies. They are a colourful hardy perennial in any garden. A couple years ago I bought a poppy scarf and the poppy drop earrings at the War Museum gift shop. Here's a photo of them.
I've enjoyed wearing both lately.
And here is what I think are poppies, the way only William Morris would render them anyway, among floating leaves and tendrils.
And a bit of truth in layers in poetry. This is so true especially of some of the delicate wild flowers. I have tried to include them in a bouquet but they will droop almost immediately upon picking.
But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed.
- Robert Burns, Tam o' Shanter (1790).
Hope your weekend is full of pleasing things.